The 8:1 vang on a J24 consists of two lines; a Cascade line and a Purchase line.
This 4:1 Purchase line is 5/16 in diameter with an eye splice on one end (for attachment to the becket on the lower fiddle block) and is whipped on the tail end for added durability.
The line used for this Vang Purchase is a high performance, New England Endura Braid. It offers a low stretch Dyneema SK-75 core and a durable polyester cover. The core is a low stretch, low creep Dyneema SK-75 that is great for high load applications. Its cover has the benefit of a slightly nubby feel, which makes it easier to hold onto when under load. The fiber is UV stable, abrasion resistant, lightweight and does not absorb water.
- Diameter: 5/16 in (8mm)
- Line: New England Endura Braid - High Performance - Dyneema SK-75 core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover.